Tekashi 6ix9ine feels the industry is rigged because his new album TattleTaleS has not made it to playlists on popular streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.
TattleTales was released on Friday (September 4) amid a slew of other new releases from the likes of Big Sean, SZA and more.
In a since-deleted post, the Brooklyn native shared screen recordings of the home pages of both apps that showed Sean, SZA and the others — but he was nowhere in sight. He tagged both Apple Music’s Head of Content Larry Jackson and Spotify’s Head of Urban Music Carl Chery.
“WHEN THE INDUSTRY KNOWS THAT YOU ARE A MONSTER AND YOU CANT BE STOPPED,” he wrote in all caps. “THEY MAKE SURE THEY DO EVERYTHING IN THERE POWER TO MAKE YOU LOSE .. THESE AWARD SHOWS THESE TOP CHARTERS ARE THERE BECAUSE THEY WANT THEM TO BE AND THEY’LL BEAT THEM IN YOUR FACE TILL YOU THINK YOU LIKE THEM … I DROPPED A ALBUM TODAY AND THEY HAVE COMPLETELY BLACKLISTED IT SO NO ONE CAN SEE IT @thelarryjackson @carlchery THE INDUSTRY IS RIGGED.”
The sophomore effort is 6ix9ine’s first post-prison offering and comes at a time where he’s not being well-received by his industry peers.
In one of the few interviews he did to promote the album, the “TROLLZ” rapper said he feels the industry is scared there will be some sort of repercussions for supporting him, despite the fact they’re not involved in the street life.
“I feel like it’s a fear, because remember, everybody has to abide by a street code, right?” he told the New York Times. “But the industry is not street. I feel like the executives think they’re Nine Trey gangsters. These executives feel like they owe something to the streets. It’s the most stupidest thing in the world.”
Stream the 13-track TattleTales below.